Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Abalone, 9489-9490 [2021-02987]

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The exclusion for lumber whether solid, finger-jointed, or edge-glued does not apply to screen/’’surfaced on 4 sides’’ (S4S) and/or ‘‘surface 1 side, 2 edges’’ (SlS2E) stock (also called boards) that are finger-jointed and/or edge-glued, or to fingerjointed and/or edge-glued moulding or millwork blanks (whether or not resawn). Accordingly, S4S and S1S2E stock/boards that are not finger-jointed or edge glued are excluded from the scope of this order. Excluded from the scope of this order are all products covered by the scope of the antidumping duty order on Hardwood Plywood from the People’s Republic of China. See Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Antidumping Duty Order, 83 FR 504 (January 4, 2018). Excluded from the scope of this order are all products covered by the scope of the antidumping duty order on Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China. See Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order, 76 FR 76690 (December 8, 2011). Excluded from the scope of this order are all products covered by the scope of the antidumping duty order on Wooden Cabinets and Vanities from the People’s Republic of China. See Wooden Cabinets and Vanities and Components Thereof from the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order, 85 FR 22126 (April 21, 2020). Excluded from the scope of this order are all products covered by the scope of the antidumping duty order on Wooden Bedroom VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Feb 12, 2021 Jkt 253001 Furniture from the People’s Republic of China. See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China, 70 FR 329 (January 4, 2005). Imports of wood mouldings and millwork products are primarily entered under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) numbers: 4409.10.4010, 4409.10.4090, 4409.10.4500, 4409.10.5000, 4409.22.4000, 4409.22.5000,4409.29.4100, and 4409.29.5100. Imports of wood mouldings and millwork products may also enter under HTSUS numbers: 4409.10.6000,4409.10.6500, 4409.22.6000, 4409.22.6500, 4409.29.6100, 4409.29.6600, 4418.20.4000, 4418.20.8030, 4418.20.8060, 4418.99.9095 and 4421.99.9780. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2021–03151 Filed 2–12–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA872] Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Abalone National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application to renew one scientific research permit. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received a request to renew an existing scientific research permit relating to black abalone. The proposed work is intended to increase knowledge of species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to help guide management, conservation, and recovery efforts. The application may be viewed online at: https:// apps.nmfs.noaa.gov/preview/preview_ open_for_comment.cfm. DATES: Comments or requests for a public hearing on the application must be received at the provided email address (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5 p.m. Pacific standard time on March 18, 2021. ADDRESSES: Because all West Coast NMFS offices are currently closed, all written comments on the application should be submitted by email to nmfs.wcr-apps@noaa.gov. Please include the permit number (19571–2R) in the subject line of the email. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9489 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Wang, Long Beach, CA (email: Susan.Wang@noaa.gov). Permit application instructions are available from the address above, or online at https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Species Covered in This Notice The following listed species are covered in this notice: Endangered black abalone (Haliotis cracherodii). Background Permit 19571–2R The NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, California, has requested to renew for five years a research permit that currently allows them to hold, breed, and conduct lab studies on captive black abalone. Under the permit, researchers would continue to maintain healthy populations of black abalone in captive facilities throughout California and test broodstock conditioning and spawning methods at the NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center. The main purpose of the proposed research is to support recovery efforts by developing reliable spawning techniques to consistently produce high quality juvenile black abalone. The proposed research would examine: (1) Broodstock conditioning under different temperatures, diets, and photoperiod regimes; (2) Broodstock conditioning using hormones and simulated seasonal tidal cycles; (3) Spawning induction using dessication, thermal shock, hydrogen peroxide treatments, hormones, and seasonal tidal cycles; and (4) Growth and survival of captivelyproduced juveniles under different temperatures and diets. Activities would include captive holding, breeding, rearing, grow-out, lab experiments, epipodial tissue sampling, observation, and transport of black abalone. Black abalone are currently held at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC), the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Shellfish Health Laboratory, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The captive animals include pre-listed abalone that have been in captivity since before black abalone were listed as endangered under the ESA. Some of these were confiscated in law enforcement cases and some were collected as part of emergency response activities. Additional wild origin black abalone may be obtained through future confiscations and emergency response E:\FR\FM\16FEN1.SGM 16FEN1 9490 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 16, 2021 / Notices activities that involve live black abalone. This notice is provided pursuant to section 10(c) of the ESA. NMFS will evaluate the application, associated documents, and comments submitted to determine whether the application meets the requirements of section 10(a) of the ESA and Federal regulations. The final permit decision will not be made until after the end of the 30-day comment period. NMFS will publish notice of its final action in the Federal Register. Authority Scientific research permits are issued in accordance with section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and regulations governing listed fish and wildlife permits (50 CFR parts 222–226). NMFS issues permits based on findings that such permits: (1) Are applied for in good faith; (2) if granted and exercised, would not operate to the disadvantage of the listed species that are the subject of the permit; and (3) are consistent with the purposes and policy of section 2 of the ESA. The authority to take listed species is subject to conditions set forth in the permits. Anyone requesting a hearing on the application listed in this notice should set out the specific reasons why a hearing on the application would be appropriate (see ADDRESSES). Such hearings are held at the discretion of the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NMFS. Dated: February 9, 2021. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–02987 Filed 2–12–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA873] Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice, receipt of 17 application permit renewals, 2 permit modifications, and 6 new permits. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received 25 scientific research permit application requests relating to Pacific salmon, steelhead, SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Feb 12, 2021 Jkt 253001 green sturgeon, rockfish, and eulachon. The proposed research is intended to increase knowledge of species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to help guide management and conservation efforts. The applications may be viewed online at: https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov/preview/ preview_open_for_comment.cfm. DATES: Comments or requests for a public hearing on the applications must be received at the appropriate address or fax number (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5 p.m. Pacific standard time on March 18, 2021. ADDRESSES: Because all West Coast NMFS offices are currently closed, all written comments on the applications should be sent to by email to nmfs.wcrapps@noaa.gov (please include the permit number in the subject line of the email). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rob Clapp, Portland, OR (ph.: 503–231– 2314, fax: 503–230–5441, email: Robert.Clapp@noaa.gov). Permit application instructions are available from the address above, or online at https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Species Covered in This Notice Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): Threatened Lower Columbia River (LCR); threatened Puget Sound (PS); threatened Snake River (SnkR) spring/summer-run; threatened SnkR fall-run; endangered Upper Columbia River (UCR) spring-run; threatened Upper Willamette River (UWR), threatened Central Valley spring-run (CVS); endangered Sacramento River (SacR) winter-run; threatened California Coastal (CC). Steelhead (O. mykiss): Threatened LCR; threatened Middle Columbia River (MCR); threatened PS; threatened SnkR; threatened UCR; threatened UWR; threatened Northern California (NC); threatened Central California Coast (CCC); threatened California Central Valley (CCV); threatened South-Central California Coast (S–CCC); endangered Southern California (SC). Chum salmon (O. keta): Threatened Hood Canal Summer-run (HCS), threatened Columbia River (CR). Coho salmon (O. kisutch): Threatened LCR; threatened Oregon Coast (OC) coho; threatened Southern Oregon/ Northern California Coast (SONCC), endangered Central California Coast (CCC). Sockeye salmon (O. nerka): Endangered SnkR. Eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus): Threatened southern (S). PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris): Threatened southern Distinct Population Segment (SDPS). Rockfish (Sebastes spp.): Endangered Puget Sound/Georgia Basin (PS/GB) bocaccio (Sebastes paucispinis); threatened PS/GB yelloweye rockfish (S. ruberrimus). Background 1415–5R The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Red Bluff Office is seeking to renew a permit that allows them to annually take juvenile and adult SacR winter-run and CVS Chinook salmon, adult and juvenile CCV steelhead, and egg, larval, and juvenile SDPS green sturgeon in the Sacramento River and in Clear and Battle Creeks in the Central Valley, California. This permit renewal would cover nine research projects carried out by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Red Bluff office. The names and purposes of the nine studies are: (1) Battle Creek Fish Community Structure Evaluation (Pre/Post-Restoration)—the primary goal of this study is to assess how fish community distribution changes in response to the restoration project. (2) Battle Creek Juvenile Salmonid Monitoring Project—the goal is to monitor annual juvenile production and develop production indices, assess restoration efforts, and gather information on the history and migration of juvenile salmonids. (3) Battle Creek Adult Salmonid Monitoring Project—the purpose is to monitor escapement, migration timing, and population distribution of adult spring run and steelhead. (4) Battle Creek emergence trapping—the purpose is to monitor fry emergence in conjunction with the Battle Creek winter-run Jumpstart Project and Reintroduction Program efforts. (5) Clear Creek Juvenile Salmonid Monitoring Project—the purpose is to monitor juvenile Chinook and steelhead production, size, condition, and environmental data with the goal of information restoration actions in Clear Creek. (6) Clear Creek Fish Restoration Program Monitoring— the purpose is to monitor restored stream channel form and function (i.e., improved water quality and quantity, reduced sedimentation, etc.). (7) Sacramento River Juvenile Fish Monitoring at Red Bluff Diversion Dam (RBDD)—the primary objectives of this project are to (a) obtain juvenile winter Chinook production indices and to correlate these indices with estimated escapement from adult estimates provided by the winter Chinook carcass survey, (b) define seasonal and temporal patterns of abundance of winter, spring, E:\FR\FM\16FEN1.SGM 16FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 29 (Tuesday, February 16, 2021)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-02987]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XA872]


Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Abalone

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice; receipt of application to renew one scientific research 
permit.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received a request to 
renew an existing scientific research permit relating to black abalone. 
The proposed work is intended to increase knowledge of species listed 
under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to help guide management, 
conservation, and recovery efforts. The application may be viewed 
online at: https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov/preview/preview_open_for_comment.cfm.

DATES: Comments or requests for a public hearing on the application 
must be received at the provided email address (see ADDRESSES) no later 
than 5 p.m. Pacific standard time on March 18, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Because all West Coast NMFS offices are currently closed, 
all written comments on the application should be submitted by email to 
[email protected]. Please include the permit number (19571-2R) in 
the subject line of the email.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Wang, Long Beach, CA (email: 
[email protected]). Permit application instructions are available 
from the address above, or online at https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Species Covered in This Notice

    The following listed species are covered in this notice:
    Endangered black abalone (Haliotis cracherodii).

Background

Permit 19571-2R

    The NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, 
California, has requested to renew for five years a research permit 
that currently allows them to hold, breed, and conduct lab studies on 
captive black abalone. Under the permit, researchers would continue to 
maintain healthy populations of black abalone in captive facilities 
throughout California and test broodstock conditioning and spawning 
methods at the NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center.
    The main purpose of the proposed research is to support recovery 
efforts by developing reliable spawning techniques to consistently 
produce high quality juvenile black abalone. The proposed research 
would examine:
    (1) Broodstock conditioning under different temperatures, diets, 
and photoperiod regimes;
    (2) Broodstock conditioning using hormones and simulated seasonal 
tidal cycles;
    (3) Spawning induction using dessication, thermal shock, hydrogen 
peroxide treatments, hormones, and seasonal tidal cycles; and
    (4) Growth and survival of captively-produced juveniles under 
different temperatures and diets.
    Activities would include captive holding, breeding, rearing, grow-
out, lab experiments, epipodial tissue sampling, observation, and 
transport of black abalone. Black abalone are currently held at the 
Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC), the California Department 
of Fish and Wildlife Shellfish Health Laboratory, and the Monterey Bay 
Aquarium. The captive animals include pre-listed abalone that have been 
in captivity since before black abalone were listed as endangered under 
the ESA. Some of these were confiscated in law enforcement cases and 
some were collected as part of emergency response activities. 
Additional wild origin black abalone may be obtained through future 
confiscations and emergency response

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activities that involve live black abalone.
    This notice is provided pursuant to section 10(c) of the ESA. NMFS 
will evaluate the application, associated documents, and comments 
submitted to determine whether the application meets the requirements 
of section 10(a) of the ESA and Federal regulations. The final permit 
decision will not be made until after the end of the 30-day comment 
period. NMFS will publish notice of its final action in the Federal 
Register.

Authority

    Scientific research permits are issued in accordance with section 
10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and regulations 
governing listed fish and wildlife permits (50 CFR parts 222-226). NMFS 
issues permits based on findings that such permits: (1) Are applied for 
in good faith; (2) if granted and exercised, would not operate to the 
disadvantage of the listed species that are the subject of the permit; 
and (3) are consistent with the purposes and policy of section 2 of the 
ESA. The authority to take listed species is subject to conditions set 
forth in the permits.
    Anyone requesting a hearing on the application listed in this 
notice should set out the specific reasons why a hearing on the 
application would be appropriate (see ADDRESSES). Such hearings are 
held at the discretion of the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, 
NMFS.

    Dated: February 9, 2021.
Angela Somma,
Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-02987 Filed 2-12-21; 8:45 am]
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